» Our long overworld nightmare is over (almost)

How-To Geek:

Over the last few months Mojang has been testing a new launcher for the Windows PC Edition of Minecraft (an OS X launcher is in the works and expected by the end of the year). The primary (and newsworthy) change in the launcher is that it now downloads a stand alone version of Java that is independent of the general local installation of Java on the host machine.

So long and good luck with your Ask.com adware installer, Oracle.

(Via @tmtrains)